Pierre Curie, (born May 15, 1859, Paris, France—died April 19, 1906, Paris), French physical chemist, cowinner with his wife Marie Curie of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903. He and Marie discovered radium and polonium in their investigation of radioactivity. An exceptional physicist, he was one of the main founders of modern physics.
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Apr 2, 2014 · (1859-1906) Who Was Pierre Curie? French physicist Pierre Curie was one of the founding fathers of modern physics and is best known for being a pioneer in radioactive studies. He and his wife,...
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Pierre Curie Biographical P ierre Curie was born in Paris, where his father was a general medical practitioner, on May 15, 1859. He received his early education at home before entering the Faculty of Sciences at the Sorbonne.
Jul 7, 2021 · Pierre Curie (May 15, 1859–April 19, 1906) was a French physicist, physical chemist, and Nobel laureate. Many people are familiar with his wife Marie Curie's accomplishments but might not know about his own work. Pierre Curie pioneered scientific research in the fields of magnetism, radioactivity, piezoelectricity, and crystallography.
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Pierre Curie The Nobel Prize in Physics 1903 Born: 15 May 1859, Paris, France Died: 19 April 1906, Paris, France Affiliation at the time of the award: École municipale de physique et de chimie industrielles (Municipal School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry), Paris, France